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CLC Bio Partners with SciEngines to Speed Bioinformatics Searching

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CLC Bio said this week that it is partnering with high-performance computing firm SciEngine to speed bioinformatics search algorithms in CLC Bio's software.

CLC plans to integrate its server and desktop-based sequence analysis software tools with SciEngines' field programmable gate array-based platform.

Initially, the partners will use SciEngines' Rivyera system to develop accelerated implementations of Blastn, Blastp, and the Smith-Waterman algorithm. They plan to add additional algorithms later.

Preliminary results indicate that the Rivyera S3-5000 system can speed up Blastp searching by 188-fold, the companies said.

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